Friends of the Calkins Nature Area
The Friends of the Calkins Nature Area provide volunteer and financial support for the environmental preservation and educational goals of the Calkins Nature Area. The group provides tours of the Nature Area and Interpretive Center for visitors, and holds an annual Halloween nature walk and a Christmas celebration. It teams with Alliant Energy and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for Operation ReLeaf to provide area residents an opportunity to buy high quality landscape trees at a reduced price. In addition to its annual membership drive, the group also holds a yearly chili/soup supper to raise funds.